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There are various different reliefs available to reduce the amount of Business Rates that you have to pay:
This is available at a maximum of 100% for ratepayers occupying single properties with a rateable value up to £12,000
If your premises are empty you may be entitled to a 3 month void period
Charities are entitled to relief where the property is used for charitable purposes
Since 1 April 1998 relief has been available for businesses situated in a 'rural settlement' area with populations of 3000 or less inhabitants
Every local authority has the discretion to remit all or part of a Business Rates bill on the grounds of financial hardship
A revaluation of every Non Domestic rates property is carried out every 5 years so that the values in the rating list are accurate and up to date
Rate relief for non domestic properties occupied by certain bodies not established or conducted for profit
Sports clubs are entitled to relief where the property is used as an amateur sports club
Occupied premises used to sell goods, services or food and drink to visiting members of the public.